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Unraveling Environmental Issues with Genetics

December 20, 2012

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The tiny western flowered thrip is an insect as translucent as ale that looks like a cross between a grasshopper and a maggot.  But its small parenthesis-like size doesn’t fool farmers. It’s costing them millions of dollars as the bug chomps its way through hundreds of thousands of acres of fruits, vegetables and flowers in Southern and […]

Restoring the Bobwhite

May 11, 2012

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The Northern Bobwhite quail flap their copper-colored wings and expand their speckled bellies to bellow out a distinct two-part whistle. If you listen closely, they sound like they’re calling “bob white.” These native birds were once popular game for hunters, but this year, the Department of Environmental Conservation has abridged its quail hunting grounds on […]

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